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Annie Karni / New York Times:
Ivanka Trump, Disregarding Federal Guidelines, Travels to N.J. for Passover  —  Ms. Trump herself has not followed the federal guidelines advising against discretionary travel, leaving Washington for another one of her family's homes.  —  WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump, President Trump's eldest daughter …
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New York Times:
Trump's ‘Opening Our Country Council’ Runs Into Its Own Opening Problems
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Chanting ‘lock her up,’ Michigan protesters waving Trump flags mass against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus restrictions  —  If all roads in Michigan lead to the state capitol, conservative protesters on Wednesday made sure they were closed.  —  For miles, thousands of drivers clogged …
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:   ‘Almost everybody I know is out of work’: How the coronavirus has unleashed economic havoc in Michigan
Fox News:
Sources believe coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab as part of China's efforts to compete with US  —  EXCLUSIVE: COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China's effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater …
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Bloomberg:
Carnival Executives Knew They Had a Virus Problem, But Kept the Party Going  —  More than 1,500 people on the company's cruise ships have been diagnosed with Covid-19, and dozens have died.  —  The news, when it reached the Grand Princess early on March 4, barely registered at first.
Jarrett Renshaw / Reuters:
Exclusive: New York taps McKinsey to develop ‘Trump-proof’ economic reopening plan  —  (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has hired high-powered consultants to develop a science-based plan for the safe economic reopening of the region that can thwart expected pressure from President Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Hill
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David Marcus / The Federalist:   The Lockdown Is Loosening Whether Government Likes It Or Not
Heather Long / Washington Post:
U.S. now has 22 million unemployed, wiping out a decade of job gains  —  Last week, 5.2 million people filed unemployment claims, bringing the total to 22 million in the four weeks since President Trump declared a national emergency.  —  More than 22 million Americans have filed …
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David Gura / NBC News:   Another 5 million people filed jobless claims last week, bringing total to almost 22 million in one month
Elie Mystal / The Nation:
Joe Biden Needs to Start Acting Like a Presidential Candidate  —  Advice for the apparent Democratic nominee on how to behave like a leader—and defeat Donald Trump—in the middle of a pandemic.  —  The Democrats have a nominee for President.  It is former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Exclusive: Biggest Trump super PAC test drives #BeijingBiden campaign
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
MSNBC:
Joe Biden: People are frightened and looking for leadership
Discussion: Fox News, NBC News and POLITICUSUSA
Tracey Tully / New York Times:
After Anonymous Tip, 17 Bodies Are Found at Nursing Home Hit by Virus  —  There have been 68 recent deaths of residents and nurses from the facility in a small New Jersey town.  —  The call for body bags came late Saturday.  —  By Monday, the police in a small New Jersey town had gotten …
ABC News:
Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources  —  “Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event,” a source said.  —  Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect comment from the Pentagon.  —  As far back as late November …
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:   Medical intelligence sleuths tracked, warned of new virus
Jamie Lovegrove / Post and Courier:
Lindsey Graham outraised by Democrat Jaime Harrison in SC's record-setting Senate race  —  COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison outraised the incumbent Republican for the first time in the race over the initial three months of 2020 …
Discussion: The Hill
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
The Country Could Use a First Lady.  But Melania Trump Has Gone AWOL.  —  Melania could be out there sewing masks, visiting caregivers, working at a food bank; whatever.  That's what first ladies do during crises.  So where is she?  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  From denial to passive lack of interest …
Anna Sanders / New York Daily News:
NYC outdoor pools closed for summer 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic, beaches could be next  —  This summer is going to be a bummer.  —  All of New York City's outdoor public pools will be closed this year because of the coronavirus — and Mayor de Blasio warned that beaches could be shuttered for the summer too.
New York Times:
E.P.A., Tweaking Its Math, to Weaken Controls on Mercury  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Thursday to weaken regulations on the release of mercury and other toxic metals from oil and coal-fired power plants, another step toward rolling back health protections in the middle of a pandemic.
Makenzie Huber / Argus Leader:
‘I lost him because of that horrible place’: Smithfield worker dies from COVID-19  —  Angelita Rodriguez feels her husband was worked to death.  —  The 64-year-old Sioux Falls man, Augustín Rodriguez, showed up for every one of his shifts at Smithfield Foods, where he worked for nearly two decades.
Discussion: Raw Story and Balloon Juice
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Falwell Focuses on Critics as Coronavirus Cases Near His University Grow  —  Jerry Falwell Jr. has tried to have journalists arrested as he maintains he has been unfairly maligned.  But the coronavirus keeps spreading around Liberty University.  —  WASHINGTON — Jerry Falwell Jr.'s angry counteroffensive …
Alexander W. Cappelen / New York Times:
The Coronavirus Is Changing How Americans View One Another  —  This article is part of “The America We Need,” a Times Opinion series exploring how the nation can emerge from this crisis stronger, fairer and more free.  Read the introductory editorial and the editor's letter.
Politico:
Hot spots erupt in farm belt states where governors insist lockdowns aren't needed  —  The only hospital in Grand Island, Neb., is full.  The mayor has asked for a statewide stay-at-home order that the GOP governor insists isn't needed.  More than one-third of those tested for coronavirus …
John F. Harris / Politico:
The Shutdown Backlash Is Coming Soon—With a Vengeance  —  Laughter has been banned indefinitely during the pandemic, by order of all but a few hold-out governors, on the unanimous recommendation of health experts.  —  Many people, however, found it challenging to abide by the rules early in the crisis …
Benjamin J. Cowling / Nature:
Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19  —  Nature Medicine (2020) Cite this article  —  Abstract  —  We report temporal patterns of viral shedding in 94 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and modeled COVID-19 infectiousness profiles from a separate sample …
Discussion: Forbes, New York Post and STAT
Carol Marbin Miller / Miami Herald:
Nursing home industry, already granted favors by DeSantis, wants another — this one big  —  The decades-long quest of Florida elder-care facilities to secure greater protections against negligence lawsuits may get a boost from the unlikeliest of events: a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that is ravaging their residents.
Dave Levinthal / Center for Public Integrity:
City leaders to Trump: help us fight the coronavirus by paying your bills  —  Fourteen city governments say the president's campaign now owes them a collective $1.82 million.  The campaign says it's not responsible.  —  Editor-at-Large … Here's how some city leaders say President Donald Trump …
Wall Street Journal:
WSJ News Exclusive |  China's Export Restrictions Strand Medical Goods U.S. Needs to Fight Coronavirus, State Department Says  —  Orders of face masks, test kits and other urgently needed medical equipment made by 3M, Owens & Minor and PerkinElmer are sitting in warehouses across China, unable to receive necessary official clearances.
Discussion: National Review
Nina Lakhani / The Guardian:
Major blow to Keystone XL pipeline as judge revokes key permit  —  Campaigners welcomed Wednesday's ruling as a victory for tribal rights and environmental protection  —  The controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has been dealt a major setback, after a judge revoked a key permit issued …
Discussion: Sierra Club, Raw Story and HuffPost
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Why Trump Doesn't Seem to Understand About Coronavirus  —  Why did it take so long to do the right thing?  —  From the beginning, Donald J. Trump has taken a rather peculiar view of the new coronavirus: If he can't see the damage it's doing, it's not doing any damage.
Discussion: Raw Story
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Coronavirus government response updates: Trump to speak with governors, says he'll announce new reopening guidelines  —  Trump has said 20 states are in “extremely good shape” to reopen soon.  —  As the U.S. economy continued to worsen dramatically with another staggering jobless claims report out Thursday …
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Assessing Tara Reade's allegations  —  What to make of former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade's allegations that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee sexually assaulted her in 1993?  This is a difficult and important question — not least for those who were persuaded …
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Florida Inmate Released Amid Pandemic Killed Someone the Next Day, Officials Say  —  Joseph Edward Williams shot and killed a man in Tampa, Fla., on March 20, the authorities said, one day after he was among more than 160 inmates released from Hillsborough County jails.
William Feuer / CNBC:
Drinking alcohol can make the coronavirus worse, the WHO says in recommending restricting access  — Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of catching Covid-19 and governments around the world should limit access during coronavirus lockdowns, the World Health Organization said late Tuesday.
Alex Ward / Vox:
The Chris Murphy Doctrine  —  Sen. Chris Murphy, a junior senator from Connecticut, is a leading voice for Democrats on foreign policy.  Nate Palmer for Vox  —  How the Connecticut senator and rising Democratic star would run the world.  —  For Chris Murphy, the Democratic senator from Connecticut …
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
An Army of Virus Tracers Takes Shape in Massachusetts  —  Asian countries have invested heavily in digital contact-tracing, which uses technology to warn people when they have been exposed to the coronavirus.  Massachusetts is using an old-fashioned means: people.
Discussion: Althouse and The Verge
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
An Unprecedented Divide Between Red and Blue America  —  The coronavirus pandemic appears destined to widen the political divide between the nation's big cities and the smaller places beyond them.  And that could narrow Donald Trump's possible pathways to reelection.
 
 
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USA Today:
Trump wants to reopen America in a few weeks. …
James Barragán / Dallas Morning News:
Texas voters who fear catching the coronavirus can vote by mail, state judge rules
Winnie Hu / New York Times:
New York Streets Are Nearly Empty, but Speeding Tickets Have Doubled
David Malet / Washington Post:
Persuading Americans that they're safe from the coronavirus may be harder than you think
Discussion: Raw Story
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
We Are Approaching COVID-19 Gut-Check Time
David A. Hopkins / Honest Graft:
Solving the COVID Crisis Requires Bipartisanship, But the Modern GOP Isn't Built for It
Discussion: Bloomberg
Marthe Fourcade / Bloomberg:
Hyped Malaria Pill Doesn't Help Clear Coronavirus in Study
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Idrees Ali / Reuters:
Iranian vessels come dangerously close to American military ships: U.S. military
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
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Washington Post:
In coronavirus scramble for N95 masks, Trump administration pays premium to third-party vendors
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jessica Piper / Bangor Daily News:
Sara Gideon leapfrogs Susan Collins in fundraising ahead of 2020 US Senate race
Politico:
Trump's call with Wall Street didn't go as planned
Discussion: Raw Story
 

 
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